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The Beginning Steps In Our Homeschool Journey

Well folks.... this is my very first entry into what I am hoping will become a great place for all my fellow newbie homeschooling families or those who are thinking of taking this big step... Whether you are new to homeschooling, have been doing so for a little while already, or a veteran, I hope you can feel free to engage and help in any way you feel will be beneficial.....

I dont clame to know how to create my own curriculum or worksheets, but let me tell you all, that I have been finding some pretty amazing things in this vertual world we know as the internet. I am a huge PINTEREST addict, and you can spend a lot of time looking at all the great ideas people are posting on homeschooling. This is where I spent most of my time researching at the beginning of our journey (which was Sept/2014), So not that long ago.

My husband and I made the decision to homeschool our 9 year old girl in the beginning of the year because she has been struggling a great deal through the years and was very behind. She has "Aspergers" which is on the low end spectrum of Autism. We felt like she would never recieve the one on one attention and effort that she so desperatly needed in the school system as much as she would have it at home. This was what brought the homeschooling idea into our lives..

After about only a few weeks of me homeschooling my 9year old daughter, my other 2 children (6 & 12) were starting to ask if they could be homeschooled as well. My son (12) has never been a "school" kinda kid and was always having "issues" with his teachers and him not feeling motivated during class. My little 6 year old girl was doing just find and was enjoying her classes but, still wanted to be a part of the homeschooling.... So I thought to myself, why not. Why should one have more advantage than the others. And the rest is history LOL! We insisted that my other 2 children wait until the Christmas break because they would be out of public school for a couple weeks almost. Would make for an easy transition. Letter of intent to homeschool was sent to the board of education as well as the school as a courtesy by me so they wouldnt be clueless as to why my children did not return to school.

So there you have my initial reason for homeschooling. There are a lot more reasons why I made this choice, but we can get into that at another time.... I hope you enjoyed my first first post and please leave me your comments on what made you choose to homeschool. Or, if you want to, and are able, what is holding you back?

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beachchair wrote on January 3, 2015, 2:18 PM

As a teacher I applaud you! It will be fun and challenging but hang in there. It will be worth it. I teach in private school but have seen my sister home school with great success. I plan on home schooling when my husband and I have children. Enjoy it!

homeschoolingmama wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:23 PM

Thanks for the encouragement 😊 Always nice to hear it coming from a teacher ....

Ruby3881 wrote on January 6, 2015, 2:11 AM

We took our girls out of school because of multiple issues with teachers and grading systems, and because of bullying in the school. My son, who has severe autism, actually stayed in school until he graduated elementary at the end of grade 6. We then homeschooled him for 18 months before our move, because of a severe lack of special ed services where we were living. As I said on another post, all my kids are back in public school now. And other than a few issues, they're all doing well and enjoying it. But I do miss our time homeschooling too!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:04 PM

I wish you best wishes and good blessings as you home school your precious children. Let us know how it goes.

Jessica_hart22 wrote on January 31, 2016, 11:28 PM

This is so inspiring to me knowing that there are other homeschooling mommas on the way i am just starting to homeschool my daughter tomorrow!